Launching and feasting

40th Anniversary edition of Kuře v hodinkách album by Flamengo (already available for download at Supraphonline) will be launched on February 28th at Prague restaurant, named after this legendary album - Kuře v hodinkách at Seifertova street. There will be appropriate live act for the evening: Kulhánek-Holeček-Razím-Kowacz quartet.

This group went together last year, when extraordinary talented singer and multiinstrumentalist Jan Holeček asked his Enregit bandmate and Flamengo veteran bass player Vladimír "Guma" Kulhánek (who played in Krausberry, T4, Jan Kořínek & Groove, and other bands since his departure from Mišík's Etc...) to form blues rock line-up for one-off concert in Germany with renowned jazz / rock drummer Pavel Razím and Red Baron Band guitar player Paul Kowacz. Quartet then decided to continue in playing their original cover versions of various classic songs from repertoire of Buddy Guy, Beatles, Cream, CCR, Elvis Presley, Rolling Stones, Edgar Winter and others.

By the way, Red Baron Band changed his line-up radically during last year's autumn: gone are bass guitarist, organ player, and lead singer Monika Infernalis (who is still active with her other band Andezit). All three were replaced by Jan Holeček, who made first two albums with the band and works also with Paul Kowacz & 3 Band. Holeček is now handling lead vocals, bass guitar and vintage keyboards (hammond organ, moog & mellotron) in RBB. They are reviving some songs from early days and working on new material as well. In between, they compiled material from their four albums for two volumes of Anthology, released as free download on their website and also did some new video clips to old favourites. Other Red Baron Band players and founding members are Paul Kowacz (guitar and vocals) and Radek "Miner" Horník (drums). Their next concert, a birthday concert, will take place at Kuře v hodinkách again on March 7th.

Another launch evening is planned at Futurum Music Bar on February 29. NTS Trio will be celebrating release of concert DVD Permanente Live with guests: visual artist Dominika Divá and singer / speaker Michael Kyselka. NTS is comprsied of keyboard player Michal Nejtek (a succesful composer of contemporary classical music and member of electric Limbo or Face Of The Bass), double bass player Petr Tichý and drummer Štěpán Smetáček. All three are also using samples and electronics to process their own sound and / or signal of their bandmates in live performance. NTS were honoured with independent music prize Tais Awards for their second album Permanente Frustration, released last year in vinyl form and as free download.

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